MS Teams - Disable Automatic Startup


  • Why is Microsoft Teams automatically launching?
  • How do I disable Microsoft Teams launching on startup?


  • Oregon State University
  • Office 365


Microsoft Teams is being distributed as part of Office 365, but is not yet being rolled out for departmental use. Some users may notice after updates to O365 that Teams will automatically launch on sign-in. To work around this, it can be disabled through Task Manager on Windows, or through System Preferences on Mac.


Method 1 - Disable Teams Startup on Windows

  1. Open Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc)
  2. Click the "Startup" tab.
  3. Select the Microsoft Teams process and click the "Disable" button in the bottom right-hand corner.

Method 2 - Disable Teams in Windows Profile

  1. Open System Preferences
  2.  Click on "Users and Groups".
  3. Click your profile on the left-hand side of the window.
  4. Click the "Login Items" button, next to the "Password" button.
  5. Select Microsoft Teams and click the minus symbol underneath the list.


For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.


Article ID: 84998
Thu 8/15/19 11:02 AM
Mon 4/6/20 11:25 AM